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Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 1:00am EST
into a state that codified regulation that recalls back to the worst excesses of jim crow. >> it's not the first time arizona has gotten into an issue here with the n.f.l. the n.f.l. did take a position back in 1993 the n.f.l. pulled the super bowl out of address because it refused to recognize martin luther king jr. day and that was quick. it was only a matter of hours after the vote that this commissioner paul tagligu decided no the to do that is romminger goodell amend today's n.f.l. just not as strong as the n.f.l. was back then? >> it's interesting. paul taglibu was a commissioner who had a record of trying to do the right thing even if it was not in the best interest of ownership. if you look at all of roger goodell's decisions, it's about disciplining players and never about disciplining ownership. this would have been one of those cases where it would have hurt the bottom line of the n.f.l. if they tried to pull a move off like this because the event you mentioned, paul taglibu said we will pull the super bowl. he announced that in 90. they said we will celebrate martin luther
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 9:00am EST
inclined. >> jim crow is a different situation because that was enforced by the power of the state. here it's individual businesses that are being given the decision if i don't want to serve people in red t-shirts that should be my freedom we'll see how businesses thrive. i have a feeling that those businesses that advertise themselves being open to gays will be doing better off than those who say that we will not serve them. >> the fact ta of the matter tht law in arizona and missouri and georgia and kansas is completely unconstitutional by the kato argument if there was a state that passed a referendum allowing slavery you wouldn't let the government -- >> that would violate the 13th amendment. >> i see. and so by the same argument, you are violating the 14th amendment when you discriminate people based on race, based on gender, based on sexual orien station. [speaking at the same time] >> it's not a matter of red. >> reporter: shirts it's a matter of the color of their skin or being gay, lesbian -- >> this is a hot topic for all of us. >> there is a difference in state action an
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